1. Pre-Arrival

  • Pre-Arrival

    The profession of pharmacists is a regulated one in Canada. You are not allowed to call yourself a pharmacist or practice the profession if you are not licensed as a full member in one of the provincial/territorial bodies. These bodies … Continue reading

2. Skills Development

  • Skills development
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    In addition to accreditation, upgrading your skills through a bridging program or other courses and workshops is an important part of your journey to become a pharmacist in Canada. As a pharmacist you must continually update your knowledge and skills … Continue reading

3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces

  • Understanding Canadian workplaces
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    Canadian employers who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but … Continue reading

4. Job Finding Techniques

  • Job finding techniques
    Getting the Job

    The Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment.  As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country. You have to be … Continue reading

5. Associations

  • Associations
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    The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.

6. Employment

  • Employment
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    Finding a pharmacist job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian employers are looking for.